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Is 1600p suitable for gaming? I spoke with one person complaining that he needed to stear up the mouse sensitivity on that resolution, leading to lack of accuracy in FPS games.
Now that could be other things with his monitor apart from 1600p having him to go with higher sens, so is there anyone that have used one that could still recommend 1600p for gaming.
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The sens wouldn't be as issue as long as you have a decent mouse.

My primary concern is that you would need an absolute monster of a GPU setup to push all those pixels.
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Is 1600p suitable for gaming? I spoke with one person complaining that he needed to stear up the mouse sensitivity on that resolution, leading to lack of accuracy in FPS games.
Now that could be other things with his monitor apart from 1600p having him to go with higher sens, so is there anyone that have used one that could still recommend 1600p for gaming.

There's a huge community for 1440p gaming here, a little less so for 1600p but the difference isn't by a huge margin. I haven't had a problem with accuracy at 1440p, I'm always on 5600dpi but I change in game settings before I touch my actual dpi so that's a factor. For the rest of it, its an awesome resolution for both gaming and desktop usage, I couldn't recommend it enough if I tried even against 120hz 1080p screens for cheaper. Make sure you got the graphical horsepower and you'll enjoy it.
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I think I need to wait a couple of years though for 1600p/120Hz and a reasonable price.
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Well more pixels is hardly if ever 'not better'. So, yeah, if you have the bank for such a display plus the GPU power to properly push it then go for it, by all means. Two 670s is a good start, at least. Depends on title and settings, of course.

Edit: 1600P and a constant 120 fps is another story.
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post #6 of 20
If you have a gaming mouse not problems of sensivity. But yeah you will have to invest on a very good graphics card. I think I would enjoy a better resolution over 120Hz too ... although I haven't tried it yet.
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I am a strong proponent of 1600p monitors. They are positively gorgeous and immersive. My x-fire 7970's have run everything totally maxed out with only Far Cry 3 causing any slowdowns (and I was using garbage drivers then). Also, if you turn off AA, the performance difference between 1080p and 2560x 1xxx is not nearly as big as most people imagine.
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1440P is both cheaper and easier to find then 1600P
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post #9 of 20
I'm a fan of both 1440p and 120hz gaming. If you're not seriously in need of 3d/lightboost/120hz tech, definitely go 1440p IPS.
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post #10 of 20
More pixels is better than faster pixels. And there are some 1440P screens that can be overclocked to run at 75 ~ 99 Hz. There are a couple 120Hz 1440P screen but all high res screens use IPS or PLS tech and they are not gonna be as fast as your TN Panels.

1600P you only a handful of choices.

Anyways you will love the experience and even with a regular mouse you can increase the sensitivity in the game to get the results you want.
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